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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — Warways and Trans-Oceonic Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
30
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 30, Warways and Trans-Oceonic MailsTROY & NEW YORK/STEAM BOAT, TROY & NEW YORK/STEAM BOATTROY & NEW YORK/STEAM BOAT. Perfect strike of blue framed handstamp and matching "7 cts." in double-line circle rate handstamp (5c plus 2c captain's fee) on blue folded letter datelined "New York May 18, 1848" to Troy N.Y. some slight splitting along folds, Extremely Fine strike of this marking

E. 300-400
0
31
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 31, Warways and Trans-Oceonic Mails3c Red on Buff, Nesbitt entire (U10), 3c Red on Buff, Nesbitt entire (U10)3c Red on Buff, Nesbitt entire (U10). Cancelled by well-struck "STEAM" straightline handstamp and by neat strike of red "STEAMBOAT SOUTHERN BELLE" in oval name-of-boat handstamp, "New Orleans La. May 10" circular datestamp and addressed to Buchannon Carroll Co. in New Orleans, usual small filing holes, faint vertical file fold does not affect indicia, Very Fine strikes, with 2016 P.F. certificate

E. 300-400
160
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32
c
Steamboat and Railroad Balance. Five items, including 1835 use from Norfolk to Washington D.C. with "STEAM" in red and 18-3/4c rate; 1833 use from New York to Newport R.I. with red "STEAMBOAT" handstamp and same rate; 1830 use from New Orleans to Maine with red "Mail Route" handstamp and 25c rate; 3c Star Die entire with "BALTIMORE R.R"' handstamp to Canandaigua N.Y. (1861 docketing); last has similar marking in red on blue 1849 folded letter from Baltimore to Boston, overall fresh and Fine-Very Fine

E. 200-300
130
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33
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 33, Warways and Trans-Oceonic MailsN. YORK STEAMSHIP, N. YORK STEAMSHIPN. YORK STEAMSHIP. Dateless circle with "15" rate handstamp struck inside circle on Sep. 1860 folded letter to Forest Hill, Canada, blue oval "Forwarded by M. A. Herrara & Co. Havana" oval backstamp (origin uncertain), Canadian railway backstamp, Montreal and Compton (Oct. 1) backstamps, slight wear along folds, still Very Fine, scarce route and rate

E. 150-200
180
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34
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 34, Warways and Trans-Oceonic MailsCuba to Scotland via New York, 1857, "ART - 2", Cuba to Scotland via New York, 1857, "ART - 2"Cuba to Scotland via New York, 1857, "ART - 2". Straightline handstamp on back of folded letter datelined "Havana 28th Novr. 1857" to Edinburgh, Scotland, "10" in circle steamship rate handstamp applied at New York, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Dec. 9" and "America Liverpool DE 20 57" datestamps on back, "1/2-1/2" British due handstamp, Edinburgh Dec. 21 receiving backstamp, slight wear along fold, still Very Fine, the scarce "ART-2" was applied in Liverpool between 1856 and 1857, it referred to the article that allowed for a surcharge of 2-1/2 pence (5 cents) for letters from the U.S. to the U.K. originating more than 2,500 miles from the American port of steamer departure, ex Hahn

E. 200-300
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35
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 35, Warways and Trans-Oceonic MailsHawaii to England, 1859, Hawaii to England, 1859Hawaii to England, 1859. Blue folded cover with sender's ship-name directive "per 'Felix' to San Franco" at top and addressed to Manchester, England, clearly struck "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 20, 1859" circular datestamp, "Forwarded by White & Wilson San Francisco" double oval backstamp with July 19 manuscript date, London and Manchester receiving backstamps (Aug. 26), manuscript due rate, Very Fine, the bark Felix made one trip to Hawaii, arriving in Honolulu May 29 and departing June 18, 1858, she arrived in San Francisco on July 12 before returning to England on July 20, ex Krug, Ishikawa and Golden

E. 300-400
275
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36
c
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 36, Warways and Trans-Oceonic MailsCorfu, Greece to Mass, Corfu, Greece to MassCorfu, Greece to Mass., 1874 Cover with Corfu circular datestamp (Aug. 19) to Middleboro Mass. and forwarded to Boston, carried via North German Union mails where "Unfrankirt" handstamp and blue crayon "3-1/2" gr. debit marking applied, red crayon "26 Due" at bottom left in depreciated currency, large boxed "Due" handstamp, manuscript "26c Paid", some slight edgewear, missing part of top flap, Very Fine and unusual use from the Washburn correspondence

E. 200-300
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37
c
Stampless Covers to and from the U.S. Six, including 1863 from Hamburg to Brooklyn N.Y., 1864 from Germany to U.S., 1853 from Germany to U.S., 1848 from Halifax to N.Y., 1851 from Canada to Penn., last is 1868 from N.Y. to Paris with 32 decimes handstamp, range of generally well-struck markings, overall a Fine-Very Fine group

E. 200-300
140
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